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At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
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Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
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Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident...
Jewish groups respond to oil spill crisis
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The now infamous oil spill off the Gulf Coast has led to relief efforts sponsored by Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Funds for Justice are two organiza...
Is milk sold in plastic bags the green way to go?
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been hearing about the popularity of milk sold in bags (as opposed to plastic or cardboard cartons) in India, Europe and Canada. What are the environmental advantages to milk i...
M. Herbert Berger, Altoona rabbi, dies at 85
by Linda T. Gracey
Altoona Mirror
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
ALTOONA — Rabbi M. Herbert Berger was a friend and a religious authority to the Jewish community. He also was well known in the community at large for his ecumenical outreach, kindness and concern ...
Pittsburgh leaders join federation delegation to D.C.
by Release
Jun 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two leaders from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joined a delegation of national federation leaders who met with Obama administration officials and senior congressional leaders in Washi...
Shear succeeds Orbach as Pitt’s Jewish Studies chair
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As he becomes the new director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, professor Adam Shear is making two basic promises. He will keep things as they were, and he will move t...
Researchers provide Jewish look at environmental issues
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The crowd at an environmental awareness presentation Sunday was grounded a bit when composting and recycling expert Nick Shorr said, “Jews, for both political, economic and philosophical reasons, d...
Squirrel Hill master plan contains tribute to late mayor
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory O’Connor can remember his father, the late Mayor Bob O’Connor, walking from his house every morning to grab a coffee from the Coffee Tree Roasters. When he reached the corner of Phillips and M...
Bus driver honored for heroics in N.J. crash
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Roach, the bus driver whose experience and skill saved the lives of 50 local Yeshiva boys and the adults accompanying them on a trip to Crown Heights, was recognized on Monday, May 24, at Y...
Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...